I don't want to spoil anything for anyone. There are so few surprises in film these days. So, here's what I thought about Star Trek: Into Darkness. Spoiler space follows… *
I saw Star Trek: Into Darkness this past weekend. I've had a lot of feelings about it since then. I went from enjoying it to be offended by it to finding it clever to being apathetic and pretty much just a United Federation of Planets of feelings. But I think I finally hit upon it what I want to say about it.
When Nicholas Meyer (and Jack B. Sowards and Harve Bennett) were handed Gene Roddenberry's toybox, they gave us Wrath of Khan. When Abrams and his crew were given the same toybox, they gave us… a different version of Wrath of Khan.
More than anything, I'm just disappointed.
We're only given so many trips around the sun, and we never know how many we get. If you'll forgive the on-point reference regarding a movie that came out on my birthday, I want to see something that makes me feel young, as when the Earth was new. That goes for Star Trek, Superman, or best of all, a brand-new creation.
The movie ends with quoting the famous intro to the TV show. "…to explore strange NEW worlds. To see out NEW life and NEW civilizations. To boldly go where no one has gone before."
I hope the next movie takes us there… somewhere new.